Asthma: How Much Do You Know?
FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests. The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people without brain cancer. The investigators found that a history of [...]
By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers’ vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds. The researchers said their “proof of principle” study is the first [...]
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There’s been speculation that a daily vitamin D supplement taken in pregnancy might lower the odds for asthma in children. However, two new studies find no evidence for such an effect. One study “did not show a statistically significant effect on the primary end point of persistent wheeze,” concluded [...]
Children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.
THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between childhood asthma and shingles risk. “Asthma represents one of the five most burdensome chronic diseases in the [...]